Flash of Beauty

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
Hello my wonderful bumblebees! This time, I want to share my current favorite item to you. If you have read my Q&A post, you'll see that I share some beauty products with my mom. I grabbed this item from her vanity because I was extremely curious as everyone raved about it. Anyway, it's a great find because I totally love this gem to the max!

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm


Product descriptions: The ultimate pick-me-up for tired, stressed skin — Clarins’ brightening balm eliminates signs of fatigue in a flash! Instantly moisturizes and tightens facial contours so skin looks rested and relaxed. Olive and Witch Hazel extracts help smooth the skin’s surface — diffusing the look of lines and wrinkles. Soothing Bisabolol helps restore skin’s youthful glow. Also acts as a make-up base or primer for perfect make-up application and hours of luminous wear.

Moreover, it has received so many awards, such as Winner of Best in Beauty Icon, Winner of Best Instant Skin Perfector, Winner of Best Treatment Product, Winner of Allure magazine's 'Best of Beauty' award for Best Instant Brightener for three consecutive years and it got featured in The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible. Last but not least, this product is sold once every 20 minutes worldwide.

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The light beige color turns transparent when it's blended.

Directions: Morning or evening, after thorough cleansing and toning, apply (without massaging or rubbing) a very thin layer over the face, neck and eye area. Apply make-up immediately, if desired. Beauty Flash Balm can also be used as a facial mask 2 or 3 times a week.

Lisa Eldgride once reviewed and explained how to use the balm. I use it exactly the same way as hers, after applying my moisturizer and before applying my makeup. So yeah, this is basically a ‘primer’ for me.

Another little tip, since this product is pretty expensive, you would want to completely experience the maximum benefit of it, right? Leave it on for 10 minutes before applying makeup. This will allow the product to settle in your skin and you'll feel the tightening sensation.

I am definitely not a morning person. I sleep late, my sleeping schedule sucks and I know it's not healthy but anyway, whenever I have to wake up early in the morning (the time I'd probably just get like a few hours of sleep or not at all), I would apply this thing and ta-ra, I look more human. LOL.

What I like:
  • does what it claims
  • helps to smooth my skin for better makeup application
  • helps makeup to stay on longer
  • controls oil on T-zone
  • gives a radiant finish
  • nice fragrance
  • rich texture – a little goes along the way
  • allergy-tested and non-comedogenic
What I dislike:
  • can be tricky to apply
Price: IDR 530k per 50ml

Here I present to you, my makeup look with Clarins Beauty Flash Balm! With neither foundation nor BB cream being used at all. I honestly like the result, and think that maybe I don't have to buy BB creams anymore LOL/JK.

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As if one selfie is not enough!

Others product that I used:
Face:
Eyes:
Lips:
Yes, I am using three kind of concealers from different brands. I use Za for covering my dark spot, The Body Shop for covering my acne, and Revlon for the under eye areas (sorry that you still be able to see my dark circles, I didn't get to sleep lately plus the shade I own is not lighter than my skin tone, duh!). I love this kind of light makeup, you know how heavy wearing foundation is, that's probably why I have never bought one! And sometimes BB creams also have thick texture like the Etude House Cotton Fit BB Cream. If you are curious how to cover all the imperfections, check this video by Jen! She explained everything thoroughly and gave such great tips. Don't you just want to buy all of her concealers?? Gotta save up my pocket money for that MUFE!

Hope you enjoy your weekend, my bumblebees!
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89 comments on "Flash of Beauty"
  1. definitely need to invest on this product, but I am always scared of trying things new just in case my skin don't get use to it, but its sounds really good :) Regina xx

    www.lovetostylexo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yup dear, I think this product is worth investing :)

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  2. Once every 20 minutes? Wowzers this must be some good stuff. I'm in need of a decent primer, was gonna try out Smashbox but might have to look into this too. x

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    1. I was surprised when I read that too. Hope you'll love this product like I do!

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  3. you are so pretty!
    love your make up, i'd love to try it out :)


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  4. Oh wow, you're super gorgeous!! You're really selling it ;)
    Lovely post, amazing blog! Thanks for commenting on my blog! Returning the support as always!

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  5. Good review! Maybe I might try this ..unless it doesn't turn so transparent on darker skin? But by the way, you are such a fox! So stunning ;o

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    1. Thank you dear for your compliment! I think it will do great on darker skin too, as long as you apply it correctly and don't use it too often :)

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  6. This product really looks interesting. I think the most tricky part is the price XD but I guess, there's no cheap price for a great skin care, right?

    I completely agree with you on Etude BB cream. I used another one, not the one that you mentioned, and it's very thick.

    http://gabbythegabby.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes, too bad it's expensive! However, I don't use this in daily basis. Just when I need a little pick-me-up :P Do you mean the Bright Fit one? It actually has lighter texture. The Cotton Fit one is thicker and a bit powdery 'cause it's supposed to give a matte look and better coverage, but lately I prefer the dewy finish to the matte one LOL.

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    2. No, the old version. Precious Mineral BB cream, I don't think they release it anymore. I was kinda afraid to buy another Etude BB cream after that one because it's too thick and my sensitive skin got itchy^^ Dewy finish is quite a trend these days. I guess I need to try dewy look too :D

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  7. You're so pretty! I need to get involved in Clarins more, I've heard great things about them but haven't even looked into their range really! Xx

    Beauty Soup | UK Beauty Blog

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  8. It looks very interesting, I will try it!

    I am following you now on gfc, would you like to follow me back so we can stay in touch?

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  9. I can't believe that you didn't use any BB cream or foundation on the selfies you posted! Your skin looks flawless, absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for linking Jen's video in your post, I'll watch it now. I bet it must be so helpful. :) Thank you so much for the review and have a wonderful weekend!

    Elina | http://cupcake-kissesxo.blogspot.com

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    1. It's all thanks to the concealers, dear! Thank you for your compliment :) I'm glad you liked this post. Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

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  10. You skin looks amazing, you're super pretty! This balm sounds great to me, since I've been having lack of sleep and so much stress these days, haha :( I have only tried out lip products and eyeshadows by Clarins, but this looks great!

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    1. Thank you, dear! Yeah, life lately is so stressful due to my thesis *sigh* Hope you are doing great with yours :) Enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Yes, Clarins! I have so much love for Clarins skin products.. I used to have terrible skin on my upper-arms but since using Clarins it has really improved! Fabulous review and you look so beautiful in the photoset of yourself! :)

    http://findmethoseheels.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  12. I love it this product after read your review~
    This looks like a good primer.
    Many thanks for your review sweetie~
    xx

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  13. you always have beautiful makeup!
    nice review

    xx
    OVERLOAD JOURNALS

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  14. sounds like a really great product...
    omg, you make me really want this..
    and i love the make up look at the end.. you look so flawlessly pretty.. =)

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  15. I would love to try this! Maybe I would see if they offer a sample of the product. If it's great, I wouldn't mind buying! You look gorgeous!

    Lilly. xx
    http://hellolillyblog.blogspot.com

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  16. that seems to be a great product but too bad clarins products are so expensive :')
    btw you look so pretty on all of your selfies! :3

    cheer, michelle
    http://livedreammagic.blogspot.com/

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  17. Oh my, your skin looks flawless! :)

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  18. I love your review! I want to try this product soon since it sounds like a good product. And omg, you're so pretty <3

    -Tootsie Jean
    tootsiejean.blogspot.com

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  19. Great review doll. I haven't used this product in forever but I do remember that it was an excellent base for my makeup :) x

    The Belle Narrative

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  20. You look gorgeous!
    the product looks like it works super well , it is crazy to think it can just remove fatigue and it works!
    Might give it a try once i have saved up some $$

    Love your posts ^^

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  21. So stunning. I really need to try this out.
    Beautetude

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  22. great post!
    i really want to try this product!
    xoxo Rose
    Bogibo

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  23. Why are you so pretty!?! :D
    So happy i found your blog. Thank you for visiting mine too.
    I havent used any Clarins before. But this one looks like its worth the cash.

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  24. this looks wonderful on you!! wow stunning beauty.

    Animated Confessions

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  25. I'm curious about this now! I need to find it. Oh and 1 selfie was definitely not enough!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  26. Great post! love all the information you just posted, hopefully your mom won't miss this product too much :)
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com

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  27. I LOVE Clarins products, this sounds like an amazing product!

    xx Hélène
    www.FashionOverReason.com

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  28. I've heard so much about Clarins products and this sounds really good!x

    Jess x
    www.momentsofbeautywars.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. I'm so off the radar of high end skincare brands that I didn't even know about this product. (Skincare is so expensive though ;-;) I don't know too much about Clarins, to be honest, so hearing of how many awards this product has won is a bit of a surprise. I do like that this is a multitasking product though!

    (I feel like I should pick up all the concealers you used BECAUSE YOUR SKIN LOOKS PERFECT)
    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ

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    1. Oh noooo! Thank you for the compliment! I feel like I still need to explore for more concealers, though! I've put some on my wish list as I haven't found my holy grail yet (here goes another impulsive buying). However, those three concealers of mine work good for their price ^^

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  30. Amazing results, you are so beautiful! xoxo

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  31. wow....useful tips for me because I'm not so able to do make up! :) you're so precious!
    Lovely Read!
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  32. This sounds like something I would love. Maybe I should invest in it and finally try something from Clarins.

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  33. i actually got a free sample of this but haven't used it yet, i definitely will now!

    xx fameliquorlove

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  34. Thank you for the review. Now I really want to have one! :O

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  35. I am loving the results! Your skin looks so beautiful!
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  36. you look gorgeoussssssss!!!!
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  37. How gorgeous is your skin! I never used Clarins before but I love beauty balms and tinted moisturizers (currently am obsessed with Philosophy's A to Z tinted moisturizer) so this is something I would love to try. Do you also have a youtube channel I could subscribe to?

    prettynixondoll.blogspot.com

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  38. Oh wow, I had no idea Clarins is good! Your skin looks really flawless, I definitely want to give it a try! Thanks so much for the review. :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xo
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  39. I heard great things about this balm. But in general, it's always best to let everything sink in before applying!

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  40. You look so beautiful :)
    Clarins has really good products :)

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  41. You look gorgeous. The make up is very pretty and natural. I had no idea the cream would be so good and had all those benefits. It really looks like a good buy and i miss buying Clarins products, I've always had great experiences with that brand.
    Thank you so much for following me and i'm truly sorry for my late reply to your comment.
    Take care.

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  42. Nice. I haven't heard of this product! You look great :)

    xoJules
    http://forvanityssake.com/

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  43. You look amazing! And this balm sounds like it really lives up to all it's claims. It's been awhile since I've tried any Clarins products and I think I really need to add this one to my wish list :)

    To answer your question, yes my dolls are Pullips. The boy is a Taeyang. It makes life easy that they fit Barbie and Ken clothes. I buy most of their clothes from eBay and sometimes from the 99 cent store :) My girl doll has a few Blythe pieces as well.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Oh sooo the boy Pullip is called Taeyang. Ah thanks to you I just learned this :D It's difficult to find Blythe clothes in my region since the original one is priceyyyy! Barbie & Ken clothes are a great alternative indeed.

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  44. you look GORGEOUS! your skin is literally amazing! flawless!!
    xx Corinne
    cateyesandthighhighs.com

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  45. I borrow products from my mom, too! By the way, you have GORGEOUS skin! I love what you use to photograph your products on! It's so chic!

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  46. This sounds great! I'm going to have to try this! Your skin looks flawless!
    ~Sara

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  47. lovely! can you make a review about preventing break out, cause i really need it at the moment. nice review, anw! Xx :)

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    1. Hi, thank you dear :) I've posted about my acne fighting routine at http://felishmichelle.blogspot.com/2014/03/acne-fighting-routine.html. Maybe you can check it out and find it helpful. To prevent my skin from breaking out, I always seek the doctor to get chemical peeling. Because, a facial treatment only cleanse your whiteheads and blackheads, it won't help to prevent the future zits. So yeah, I'd rather get the chemical peeling than the regular facial, though it hurts. However, if you have terrible bad acne, you shouldn't do the chem-peel.
      And another little tip, if you use night cream, don't forget to cleanse your face first with a milk cleanser in the morning (or just a cleanser will do, I use the one from Clarins, review: http://felishmichelle.blogspot.com/2014/03/daily-cleansing-routine.html). After that, you can wash your face. Then, continue with toner, essence and cream :D You can email me if you want to know where I did the chem-peel ^^

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    2. thankyou so much <3 i found your reply helpful, next time i'll try chem-peel (if my mom give me permission), i don't have terrible bad acne but still i really hate having pimples on my face.
      gonna read your posts now! :)

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    3. I suggest you to consult the doctor first so they can analyze your skin problem :) Good luck!

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  48. Oh wow! You're a little bit gorgeous aren't ya!! Love your review about the Flash Balm, I love it myself and use it on my older clients! :)
    x
    Phoebe | Eat. Live. Love. Repeat.

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  49. I have this one as well and it is a saviour for my skin care :-D
    you look so beautiful, please more selfie! :-D

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  50. Hi dear ! Your blog looks sooo gorgeous

    I'm following you,hope you'll do the same
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  51. You are so beautiful! Loved this post - great review and wonderful photos! x

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  52. Hello ^.^

    I love your blog and you're so cute ^.^

    I'm following you ^.^

    xo

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  53. Looks like it has more positives then negatives.

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  54. Looks like a fab product and you sure look flawless! I want this now!! I'd love it if you would connect with me on Twitter, Facebook ,Bloglovin and Pinterest

    Keep in touch
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  55. You look beautiful! It sounds like a great product.

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  56. Wow, I actually got this in a gift and its been sitting in my drawer bc I wasn't sure how to use it or what exactly it was for....so excited to go home and open that baby up! Thanks for the review,

    Aesthetic Lounge

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  57. great tips! i am going to try it soon, btw you are so beautiful!

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  58. Omgosh... gimme a moment to digest your prettiness first.....
    I've always heard good reviews from Clarins! Maybe I should try it someday!

    Check out my new post! :)
    http://hachidiane.blogspot.tw/
    Have a nice day! xxx

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  59. Somehow I don't think I could get away with not wearing foundation and look as lovely as you do in your photos! I do like Clarins products. I use their Eau Dynamisante, one of my favorite fragrances!! And I used the Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil while I was pregnant and I didn't get any stretchmarks!!! I will have to give their Beauty Flash Balm a try:)

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    1. Thanks for the info! I should use the Tonic Body Treatment Oil when I get pregnant later! For now, I'll be informing that magic oil to my relatives and close friends :D I will surely check the perfume when I hit their counter, then :)

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  60. Hi Mitch, Clarins is a great product. You look so pretty and adore your selfless, lol. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the sweet thoughts. Stay in touch.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  61. You have no BB cream or foundation on in those photos. No way :O
    I've tried a few Clarins samples before and I was very impressed! Might have to give this product a go too! Thanks for the review :D

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    1. That's the magic of concealers, dear! :P I hope you'll like this product as much as I do!

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  62. Ahh! Yeppeuyo! <3 I used to exfoliate my skin with Clarins. It was the one product that truly got rid of my blackheads. Unfortunately though they stopped production of this product :( Cheers to their concealers tough! :D Followed you on GFC!

    xoxo
    Strawberry Bunny

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  63. Your skin looks flawless, you're so prettyyyy~

    xx
    DearDollies.com

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  64. Gorgeous !! beautiful lady :)


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  65. I love your blog and you're so gorgeuos. ♥♥

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  66. Mitch, I can't help but noticed how good your skin is! I'm so glad I found this old post of yours. xoxo
    Luxury Haven

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  67. i'm always want to try Clarins product, but the price is very expensive for my wallet T^T
    need investing more for high end products nowdays...
    nice post~!

    Http://LinaParamita.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yea I feel the same way about high end products, but some of them are really worth investing for ^^

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